Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens, Chief Administrative Officer Onorio Colucci and Chief Financial Officer Joe Mancina have shared the 2018 budget documents with media and the community.
The preliminary figures show an increase of 1.4 percent for operating and 1.2 percent for agencies, boards and commissions.
“I’m confident that the budget we bring in will be lower than where we’re starting,” said Mayor Dilkens. “And, I’m also confident it will be a budget that continues to balance the amount we spend on services with our debt reduction targets.”
In 2008 the City debt was 190 million dollars; in 2018 it will be 81 million dollars; and in 2021 it will be down to 54 million dollars.
The complete budget documents are available online and hard copies will be available at 350 City Hall Square West (Room 203), as well as all Windsor Public Library branches.
City Council will be considering the 2018 Operating and Capital Budgets in January, and they are seeking public input. Interested individuals or agencies are invited to provide written and/or verbal presentations and are encouraged to appear as a delegation before Council as follows:
Special Meeting of Council (final deliberations)
- Monday, January 15, 2018 – delegations begin at 1:00 o’clock p.m., immediately followed by commencement of deliberations and
- Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – deliberations resume starting at 1:00 o'clock p.m. Council Chambers, Windsor City Hall
To appear as a delegation, please call Council Services at (519) 255-6432 by 12 noon on Friday, January 12, 2018. Audiovisual equipment may be used if requested at the time of your call. Please be advised, presentations cannot exceed five minutes.
Written submissions are encouraged. Please submit them to Council Services at 350 City Hall Square West, Room 203, Windsor City Hall, or fax to (519) 255-6868, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, January 12, 2018.
To learn more about municipal services, call 311 or visit www.citywindsor.ca.